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Nigerian Chef Sets New Guinness World Record For Longest Cooking Time



Chef Hilda Bassey Set A New Guinness Record By Cooking For 100 Hours Non-stop.

A 27 year old Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci has broken the record for the longest cooking time ever by an individual by cooking non-stop for over 4 days. The Akwa-Ibom born culinary delight and restauranteur whose real name is Hilda Effiong Bassey had set out to break the former record of 87 hours & 45 minutes set in 2019 by Indian chef, Lata Tondon by cooking non-stop for 96 hours, but decided to go a full centurion by pushing for 100 hours, thus breaking a record and setting a new one and in the process becoming the first ever individual in the world to reach the 100 hour mark in a cook-athon.

Chef Bassey Receiving Psychological Support From Her Sous-chef.

The venue of the event in Lagos was packed to the brim and attracted Nigerians from all walks of life including many public figures who came to cheer her on to victory as this was no easy feat considering how physically and mentally demanding the task was. Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha and brand influencer, Enioluwa were amongst a few of the celebrities who showed up to add positive vibes to the atmosphere. The event was also graced by Lagos state executive governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Senator Godswill Akpabio who coincidentally is from her home state of Akwa-Ibom. Also at the event was Mrs Margaret Obi, wife to LP’s presidential candidate and alleged winner of the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi also touched ground to give words of encouragement as both also hail from the same state.

Netizens on Twitter and Facebook didn’t hold back in pouring out encomiums to the young chef who many have already started drawing inspiration from. Afrobeats superstar, Burnaboy, Kate Henshaw, Peter Okoye of PSquare are a few of the entertainers who wished her well on her journey to achieving this feat through their Twitter pages.


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